Power of the People

The AKFCF 2021 Annual Convention Goes Virtual

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 2 at Noon eastern.

The AKFCF 2021 Annual Convention – Power of the People will be broadcast live from Louisville, Kentucky. The theme was supported by our plan to meet in the capitol of our nation – a nation made possible by the hard-won freedoms fought for by individuals united in common purpose. On the other hand, “Power of the People” is so much more than just a location. The fact remains that even though this Convention will look a lot different than what we are used to, we are still here to work, learn, connect, and have a great time. And that we will!



Delivering virtually amazing to your Home or Office in March!


For the first time ever, the AKFCF will be hosting its Annual Convention virtually.

Rest assured, this will not be your typical family or work Zoom meeting. We will be coming to you live from Louisville.


Yes, it will be a different encounter for all of us, but we are extremely excited for you to experience an

incredibly engaging convention that will help you to get motivated, educated and inspired.


We have been re-focusing, re-imagining, and re-inventing our traditional convention agenda to bring you the most “original” convention yet.

We have a few secret recipes and spices of our own, and we think you will be pleased with this new product coming your way.


There is no charge to attend the AKFCF Virtual Convention, however, you do need to register to receive your personal link to access the program.

Stay tuned, more details to come!


Here’s a sneak peak of the agenda:

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 2 at Noon eastern.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

(all times are Eastern)

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Convention Welcome

Fireside Chat with AKFCF President Brandon Robertson and KFC President Kevin Hochman
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 pmKFC Foundation Fundraiser - A Taste of Napa Virtual Wine Tasting Event

Wednesday, March 3

(all times are Eastern)

2:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. General Session Day 1
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.Workshop - Lessons from the Drive-thru: What We’ve Learned About Accuracy and Speed
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.Vendor Showcase
6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.Cooking at Home with Louisville Celebrity Chef

Thursday, March 4

(all times are Eastern)

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.General Session Day 2
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.The Peoples’ House Party – Virtual Meet Up Reception

Friday, March 5

(all times are Eastern)

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.Annual Legal Update – (franchisees only)
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.General Session Day 3
12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.The Power of the People Panel
1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.Convention Wrap Up

Power of the People

As previously shared with our KFC Family, we continued to monitor the evolving factors related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and its impact on large group gatherings around the country, and particularly regarding our 2021 Annual Convention in Maryland. Unfortunately, we were recently notified by the Gaylord National that they will not be able to open their doors until late March of 2021. We have made the decision to go virtual with the AKFCF 2021 Annual Convention – Power of the People from March 2 – 5. We look forward to having you join us for this fully online event, and will be reaching out with complete details on how to register and the updated program in the next few months.

As we move ahead with a virtual Convention, we look forward to offering you the same vibrant programming, impactful education, and innovative networking opportunities to reflect and connect over the emerging and leading topics in our industry. Moving our F2F (face-to-face) Convention to a fully online format presents us with the unique opportunity to spotlight the best of what the online world affords – meaningful collaboration and the ability to reflect and connect with colleagues around the country. We hope that you will join us for this reimagined event, and celebrate our collective resilience and dedication to forging connections without boundaries.

We look forward to welcoming you to the first ever AKFCF virtual Convention in March!  We will return to a live Convention in 2022 at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, Florida. Please feel free to reach out to us with comments and questions at kelly.rodenberg@akfcf.com.